It’s Dr. Seuss-meets-Disneyland when J.E. Laufer comes to town! Laufer’s delightful picture book, Last Night I Had a Laughmare!, sends children to dreamland with smiles big enough to last until sunrise. Filled with silly surprises and wishes come true, Laufer’sBedtime Adventures in Gigglyville make bedtime magical, with fanciful adventures that bring imagination to life.
After 10 years in a kindergarten classroom, not to mention her own parenting experience, Laufer knows firsthand about smothering nightmares with goodnight wishes. Last Night I Had a Laughmare!helps make it happen in a charming, kid-friendly rhyme that comes to life just in time for bedtime. Bursting with vivid verbal imagery and captivating illustrations by award-winning artist Jeff Yesh, Last Night I Had a Laughmare! takes readers on exciting romp through a place where special wishes are granted, snowballs are made of ice cream, and sleepyheads will be laughing ‘til morning.
About the Book
Judy Laufer’s delightful new picture book, Last Night I Had a Laughmare!, takes sleepyheads of all ages to a magical world of bedtime adventure where nothing is EVER quite what it seems! Star-hung swings? Purple hair? Shoelaces made of spaghetti? These are just a few of the surprises in store for visitors to Gigglyville…and the town’s silly residents love to have company. Bring your own chair and join Liverlips, Smellyfeet, Purplepudding and Dishes on an exciting romp through a place where special wishes are granted, snowballs are made of ice cream, and readers will be laughing ‘til morning.
About the Author / Illustrator
Author: Born in Budapest, Hungary, J.E. Laufer immigrated with her parents and brother to North America as a young child. An educator by trade, Judy has spent more than 25 years in early childhood education, her experience ranging from a decade in the kindergarten classroom to program administration and curriculum development. Inspired by the innocence and boundless imagination of children, Laufer loves to laugh and enjoys opportunities to share her optimism and love of life with others. Her first picture book,Where Did Papa Go, helps young children through the grieving process and is the recipient of the World Society of Poets’ Golden Poet Award. Raised in Montreal, Canada, Judy now lives in, Arizona with her husband, Dr. Nathan Laufer, and their son, Andrew.
Illustrator: Born and raised in Indiana, Jeff Yesh graduated from Indiana State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. His award-winning illustrations have been featured in multiple children’s books, and he has also made many professional contributions to promotional design. Based in Campbell, Indiana, Jeff enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife and two daughters.
What Makes Laufer’s Laughmare Unique?
A whimsical visit to the make-believe land of Gigglyville, Last Night I Had a Laughmare! provides fun-loving families with an “upside down” opportunity to revamp their bedtime rituals. Replacing fears of bad dreams with the promise of playtime, Laufer’s delightful picture book makes bedtime a magicaltime, packed with laugh-out-loud wit and adventure. Yesh’s captivating illustrations bring the “Laughmare” to life, with a Dr. Seuss-meets-Disneyland display of creativity, charisma and color.
Publisher: Little Egg Publishing Company
Publication Date: Fall 2012
Size: 8 x 8 inches
Distributor: Itasca Book Distribution